Tropical Depression Forms in the Atlantic

first_imgTropical depression number 10 has formed over the central tropical Atlantic and it is heading toward the Northern Leeward Islands. The system could become Tropical Storm Imelda later today.The National Hurricane Center says it is too soon to tell if the system will affect South Florida by next week.SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION———————————————–LOCATION…12.9N 44.9WABOUT 1165 MI…1870 KM ESE OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDSMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHESWATCHES AND WARNINGS——————–There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.Interests in the Northern Leeward Islands should monitor theprogress of this system.last_img read more

No. 12 Syracuse adjusts game plan to defeat North Carolina, 90-77, in home conference opener

first_img Published on January 13, 2019 at 4:55 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Comments Tiana Mangakahia slipped through the lane, side-stepping a North Carolina big before finishing through contact with her right hand. She fell to the ground. Her teammates on the bench rose to their feet, screaming “and one” in unison.She’d made four-straight 3-pointers at the time, and as a team, Syracuse had broken its program record for 3s in the first half. Now, in the second half, Mangakahia’s layup and foul served as a play that marked changed gameplans for both herself and her team. After jumping out to a 19-point lead at halftime on the strength of its historic shooting from deep, No. 12 Syracuse (14-2, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) turned its offensive attack toward the paint to take down North Carolina (9-8, 0-3), 90-77. Following its dozen 3s in the first half, SU failed to hit a 3-pointer in the second, allowing the Tar Heels to fight back into the game before Syracuse’s inside play took over.Susie Teucsher | Digital Design EditorAdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They did a good job of taking our perimeter away,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We had to take what they gave us, and what they gave us was post feeds and playing off the bounce.”It was an inconspicuous start for the Orange, who missed their first four shots of the game. Then, the 3s began to rain. Miranda Drummond ended the beginning slump for SU, nailing a triple with 7:36 left in the first.Drummond’s basket was the only scoring in the opening three minutes for Syracuse. In the next seven, SU scored 29.After increasing its lead to 12-8, Syracuse went on to nearly exclusively shoot from beyond the arc. Its next six baskets were all 3s. First, it was a pair from Drummond. Then, Mangakahia got involved in four-straight scoring trips, assisting on a couple and hitting two of her own. By the end of the first, the Orange had hit eight 3s and posted 32 points, both season-highs for a quarter.In the game’s opening quarter, Syracuse used its triples to get a lead on the Tar Heels. In the next, the Orange used them to extend it. Four more shots from range pushed SU to a season-high 56 points in the first half and a 19-point lead by halftime.“We did a good job of coming out aggressive, pushing tempo, playing fast,” Hillsman said. “We got some opportunities early in the shot clock and we took advantage of them.”Syracuse’s scoring slowed to begin the second half, though. North Carolina, which Hillsman referred to as a “very good third quarter team,” ran the Orange off the 3-point line and scored 13 points to cut SU’s lead to 11. The Orange hadn’t yet made a 3 in the opening minutes of the half, and the Tar Heels took advantage.But a timeout by Hillsman didn’t help. Two misses by Kiara Lewis and two makes by North Carolina center Janelle Bailey trimmed UNC’s deficit to seven by a media stoppage at 4:29 on the clock. A corner miss from Emily Engstler left the Orange scoreless from deep, but a layup by Digna Strautmane on the next trip down broke their scoreless spell.With its hot start from beyond the arc extinguished, SU turned to the paint to take back control of the game. After a first half in which Bailey played all but one minute, the Orange began to attack the only big in the Tar Heels’ rotation. Bailey’s counterpart on Syracuse, Amaya Finklea-Guity, began to go at her offensively and draw fouls.“We knew that (Bailey was in foul trouble),” Mangakahia said. “We were trying to kick it into (the bigs), so she wasn’t really trying to play defense.”Aaron Kassman | Contributing PhotographerWith her team’s lead at the lowest that it had been since the first quarter, Finklea-Guity took over. She missed a shot in the third quarter but was fouled, making both free throws. On the next possession, she made a layup. Thirty-one seconds later, she downed her third shot in a row. After seeing its lead cut to as little as seven in the third quarter, Syracuse never led by fewer than 10 following its center’s scoring spurt.After Finklea-Guity’s personal run, Mangakahia took back the scoring reigns. A steal by the Brisbane, Australia native turned into more points in the paint, as she cut through the lane and finished the and-1 layup to prompt the bench explosion.“It helped us, it brought us more energy,” Mangakahia said about the nine points by her and Finklea-Guity. “It helped us for the fourth quarter.” As her teammates on the bench nearly spilled onto the court, Mangakahia composed herself before knocking down the ensuing free throw to put Syracuse up by 14. In the fourth quarter, she turned back to distribution. First, a pass 14 seconds into the period to Engstler led to a bucket. A few possessions later, Finklea-Guity was on the receiving end of an assist for a layup, this time to put SU up by 17.By knocking down the record number of 3s, the Orange took control of the game early. They did the exact opposite to close it when the perimeter shooting went dry.“Now it’s working a little bit more from the perimeter,” Strautmane said. “We know we have that opportunity to go inside, we just have to go. And when we are going, we score.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

22 Early Voting Sites To Open in Broward County

first_imgPine Trails Park Amphitheater10555 Trails EndParkland, Florida 33076 Broward Mayor Dale Holness announced that 22 early voting sites will be opened throughout Broward County to facilitate voting. Davie/Cooper City Library4600 SW 82nd AvenueDavie, Florida 33328 Nova Southeastern UniversityAlvin Sherman Library3301 College Ave.Davie, Florida 33311 Southwest Regional Library16835 Sheridan StreetPembroke Pines, Florida 33331 Lauderhill Mall1519 NW 40th AveLauderhill, Florida 33313 North Regional Library1100 Coconut Creek BoulevardCoconut Creek, Florida 33066 Emma Lou Olson Civic Center1801 NE 6th St.Pompano Beach, Florida 33060 Ft. Lauderdale Branch Library1350 E. Sunrise BoulevardRoom 130Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33304 African-American Research Library2650 Sistrunk BoulevardFt. Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Coral Ridge MallNorth or Northwest Entrance3200 N. Federal HighwayFt. lauderdale, Florida 33306 South Regional Library7300 Pines BoulevardPembroke Pines, Florida 33024 Weston Branch library4205 Bonaventure BoulevardWeston, Florida 33332 Early voting for the primary election begins Saturday, August 8 and runs through Sunday, August 16. center_img Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center410 SE 3rd StreetHallandale Beach, Florida 33009 Voting sites are as follows: Hollywood Branch Library2600 Hollywood BoulevardHollywood, Florida 33020 Tamarac Branch library8701 W. Commercial BoulevardTamarac, Florida 33321 West Regional Library8601 W. Broward BoulevardPlantation, Florida 33324 Women’s Club of Wilton Manors600 NE 21st CourtWilton Manors, Florida 33305 Miramar Branch Library2050 Civic Center PlaceMiramar, Florida 33025 On the weekends, Saturday & Sunday, August 8th & 9th and August 15th and 16th, the sites will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the week, from Monday to Friday, August 10th through August 14th, sites will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Broward Health NorthConference Room201 E. Sample RoadDeerfield Beach, Florida 33064 E Pat Larkins Community Center520 Martin Luther King BoulevardPompano Beach, Florida 33060 Nob Hill Soccer Club10200 Sunset StripSunrise, Florida 33322 Northwest Regional Library3151 University DriveCoral Springs, Florida 33065last_img read more